Marketing and Grants Internship Opening

Job Title: Marketing and Grants Intern

Hours: 40 hours/week

Compensation: $6,000 stipend ($15.00 an hour or $600 per week) for the 10-week internship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Dates of Internship: June 7, 2021 through August 13, 2021

Eligibility: Arts Internship positions will be open to currently enrolled undergraduate (2 or 4-year) and community college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Recent graduates may apply as long as they have completed their degree between May 1 – December 1, 2021. The Department of Arts and Culture and Arts Council for Long Beach encourage eligible students from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as students with disabilities, to apply. Eligible students may participate in the program once. Students who have already earned a BA, BS, or a higher degree are not eligible for the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program. Students who have previously participated in the program are not eligible to participate a second time. Students who are invited to participate in the program will be asked to provide verification of eligibility via college transcripts, driver’s license, and other documents to show enrollment status and/or LA County residence.

Position Description: The Marketing & Grants Intern will have the opportunity to work with our Marketing and Grants Manager and Director of Programs as an integral part of the marketing team towards positioning the Arts Council as the hub of a city-wide arts marketing initiative, through which we seek to build marketing capacity for the whole arts and cultural community of Long Beach. All marketing and communications for the organization are coordinated amongst departments in order to:

  1. Plan and implement marketing strategies, including: original website content, press releases, extensive social media, marketing collateral, email marketing communications, newsletter, etc.
  2. Ensure consistency of the Arts Council brand and identity on all marketing and community outreach platforms.
  3. Facilitate collaborative marketing projects and support community initiatives that include arts and cultural components.

The Marketing & Grants Intern will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Maintain the Artist Registry on the Arts Council’s website by approving new submissions, actively recruiting artists who are not on the website.
  • Maintain Artist Council’s Artist Calls by actively searching for new artist calls and updating the Artist Calls page.
  • Schedule pre-approved daily social media posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and actively look for quality images to pair with posts.
  • Maintain and update the Arts Council’s email database by adding new emails and updating bounce back emails.
  • Provide research support for the Arts Council’s Marketing Department on an as-needed basis.
  • Assist with any tasks and research for new data collection project of the arts community.
  • Provide research and event support for the Arts Council’s Marketing Department on an as-needed basis, including Open Conversations, LB Artwalk and State of the Arts.
  • Intern will learn about promotion and event planning by focusing on the following projects:
  • a. Long Beach Gives, October Is Arts Month (OIAM) and State of the Arts
    • Weekly newsletter highlighting OIAM events
    • The intern will assist with finding events to feature for the newsletter
    • The intern will add events to our calendar of events
    • OIAM and SOA Events collateral
    • Intern will help with the design of our #OctoberIsArtsMonth brand
  • Assist in annual Grants program which are reviewed through a panel process. The intern will be responsible for the following tasks:
    • Coordinate the filing of annual grant submissions for annual review.
    • Organize grantee presentations.
  • Participate in and take notes at the annual grant panels.


  • An interest in marketing, arts management, and/or grant-making
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), a plus
  • Strong reading, writing, proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent knowledge of social media
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • The ability to conduct research
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Willingness to take the lead on particular aspects of the project and report progress to the Marketing and Grants Manager.

Submission: Applicants must submit a detailed cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position, two references (including name and contact information) and resume. The resume must include education, work experience, and extracurricular activities. Please email all application materials to Lisa DeSmidt, Director of Programs at No telephone calls please. April 30, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

All college students regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply.

This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. Interns will participate in the program this year at performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations throughout Los Angeles County. In addition to their full-time 10-week paid internship, interns will participate in several educational events as part of the program, which are funded by the Getty Foundation. The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County.